Back in September, when I was in Nürnberg, I also visited the Verkehrsmuseum. As expected, it houses a detailed history of German railways, from big steam engines of the industrial era to the latest ICE. Surprisingly though, the exhibit continues with a nice collection about post offices and telecommunications.
In the end you finally climb to the top floor and come to a dead end in this hall, lined with the time line of computers and history of the Internet. Past the iPad, at the Spam can, you have to turn around 180 degrees and walk to the exit.
I'm not sure if the symbolism here was intentional. In a day you see how the engineering focus turned from efficiently moving physical things to pushing information around. In the end you stand in front of the ubiquitous can of Spam and think, did we really come all this way just to base everything on advertisements?